TMZ says Kevin Hart and two friends were involved in a serious car accident over the weekend. One of Kevin’s friends was driving his Plymouth Barracuda when it went through a fence and into a gully 10 feet below Mulholland Highway. The car landed on its roof. Kevin was airlifted to a hospital with a major back injury. Another friend was also injured and needed to be cut from the vehicle.
The Rock tweeted, “Stop messing with my emotions brother @kevinhart4real. We have a lot more laughing to do together. Love you man. Stay strong.”
TMZ says Kevin underwent successful back surgery yesterday and is expected to remain in the hospital for the next several days
Kevin’s wife, Enriko, tells E! News, “He’s great,” she told the cameras. “He’s going to be just fine. He’s good. Everybody’s good.”
A source tells Hollywoodlife.com, “Kevin is resting and really appreciative that no one has died from this horrible crash. It was as scary as one would think and he is looking to take this time and spend it with family and just get better. He is beaten up but thankfully not in a life-threatening situation. He truly believes it is a miracle that everyone is OK and he is not going to take this time for granted. It is still all very fresh so he is resting and figuring out all details but just relaxing is the best way he is spending his time because he knows he is going to be feeling pretty awful for a little bit but he is happy that it wasn’t the alternative. In the next few days, he will likely respond on how he is doing to fans but he is figuring out himself right now and everything else will fall into place.”
The Daily Mail says parents from around the world want billboards promoting the new Pennywise movie, “IT: Chapter 2”, to be removed because they are giving their children nightmares. The billboards show Pennywise’s face with blood dripping from his smiling lips.
Ace Showbiz and TMZ claim a Los Angeles man is suing Jennifer Lopez and Alex Rodriguez because their SUV allegedly knocked him over in an alleyway in 2018. Liyanage Perera wants the celebrity couple to pay for his medical expenses and damages. He says J-Lo and A-Rod drove off without checking on him.
Perez Hilton and Radar Online claim Liam Hemsworth’s friends are worried about him following his split from Miley Cyrus. A source tells the news outlets, “It’s been awful for Liam. [Miley] is so hellbent on playing everything out publicly, shading him, and now he’s lost custody of their pets. It really can’t get any worse, and he’s totally retreated into himself. It’s not like him. [He’s usually] very outgoing and social, but this is more than Liam can bear. She claims to love him, but she knows how much he’s hating the way she’s going off online about everything. But she doesn’t care. It’s as if she enjoys it. Liam’s so devastated and humiliated.”
The Daily Mail claims Meghan Markle’s father, Thomas, wants to meet Archie. They quote him as saying, ”I would like them to send me a picture of Archie so I can frame it and put it on my wall beside the one of Meghan. Isn’t that what any grandfather would want? I’d love to know if he’s got the famous Markle nose. It was Meghan’s 38th birthday last month. I sent her a card via her financial adviser in LA but received no acknowledgment. I have no idea if she got it. Sometimes I get the feeling people to think I don’t love my daughter. I do love her very much. I would love nothing more than to put a picture of Archie in a frame and place it beside the one of Meghan.”
Vulture magazine says Jesse Smollett will not be returning for the final season of Empire. His character, Jamal Lyons, is being sent to another country with his new husband Kai.
Empire producer Brett Mahoney tells TVLine, “Jamal is taking a sabbatical from the family. He doesn’t want to be caught up in Lyon family drama, which is very much in keeping with his point of view last season — that the family business should be something that the family moves away from. Jamal and Kai have decided to stay in London.”
The National Enquirer claims Katy Perry and Orlando Bloom may marry at a gothic castle in Ireland. A source tells the magazine, ”She and Orlando are looking into tying the knot at a Gothic Irish castle. It’s going to be a fairy tale extravaganza. She isn’t hiring a wedding planner. Katy’s relying on her own ideas and asking her inner circle of assistants, stylists and tour stage designers to pitch in where needed.”
TMZ says Orlando Bloom recently received a speeding ticket for zooming through Beverly Hills at 60 mph in a 25 mph speed zone. Orlando’s eight-year-old son was with him at the time of the ticket.
People magazine says Miley Cyrus has moved in with Kaitlynn Carter. A source tells the magazine, ”They live together and are very happy. Miley is doing great. She is moving on. She seems to have no regrets. She loves being with Kaitlynn. Miley is very close to Kaitlynn. It’s romantic, but also a friendship. They are both going through similar stuff right now and are bonding over it.”
The Daily Mail claims Salma Hayek celebrated her 53rd birthday over the weekend. A mariachi band played at her party before her husband shoved her face in a birthday cake as she was blowing out the candles. Salma sang with the band